Do they zip it up when they aren't using it?
1475 posts • joined 26 Jul 2007
It can be difficult to reconcile data from an off-line backup with live data. For example, do you continue to constrain primary and foreign keys across that partition?
If so, then the keys concerned may need to be mapped in some way to preserve anonymity within the current dataset. Is that sufficient to prevent "casual" GDPR disclosure spilling over into a deeper search due to the presence of a reference to "other data" (which is obligatory)?
If not then there is a discontinuity in the audit trail which can lead to either a failure to find connections, or to make false inferences - in the case of some serious investigation. As time goes on, that discontinuity becomes more and more fragmented as each archive dollop is sliced away.
How did they do that? By sending out letters using the postal system?
It looks to me that MS are trying to market their Advanced Threat Protection products.
As the starting point for attack seems to be fake file-sharing notifications from OneDrive I feel that MS should instead be taking more responsibility for making such file-sharing notifications less problematic in the first place. It's the old old problem of hiding vital information from the user (hiding execute extensions in Windows Explorer, hiding sender email addresses in emails, and hiding the true browsed domain in a URL) in an updated guise.
As someone earlier (Fading) suggested: a sure way to cause security problems. (Acks to SVV too: I avoid link redirects like the plague).
I've not got the mind of a hacker, but one way that comes straight to mind to facilitate such mischief is to put lots of entries into a spell check dictionary, all of them replacing a valid word with TODO. If it is possible to change the trigger word to something else, then this is another.
Conversely those making a typo such as TOTO might end up holding the line for a long time for a response from a friend, but then It's not in the way you look or the things that you say that you do.... (I'll get my coat)
To me the most rational solution is to not decide on either GMT or BST, but to compromise by changing the clocks by half an hour and then sticking to that new time zone, moving forward. The "elephant in the room" is the sub-optimal definition of GMT, which everyone historically wanted to use as a basis, rather than shifting to a more optimal base.
Customers of mine that use T'bird rarely have problems. Those using on-prem Outlook have all sorts of inexplicable woes which when identified, fall into these categories:-
(i) Microsoft Updates (ii) a functionality of Outlook has changed between versions (deleted as well as added) (iii) Anti-Malware program interference (iv) mailbox corruption or bloated mailbox size (v) emails going walkabout (vi) winmail.dat issues (vii) licencing issues whilst using the legitimately licenced application.
(iv) and (vi) have decreased substantially in recent years, but bloated mailbox sluggishness has not. Trying to drive Outlook from a third-party program (MAPI) has some bizarre "rules" defining behaviour, which can be painful to satisfy.
Sorry, that was intended to be a succinct list, but the more I thought about it, the more that needed to be added.
One of the big snags with Outlook is the dangers of reinstallation to troubleshoot dire problems, will there be hassle with licencing issues upon reinstallation?
I, or rather, a client of mine had an odd experience with Excel some while ago. They maintain a daily Foreign Exchange spreadsheet which is emailed to all staff. Very simple structure - nothing odd about it at all. One day the calculations weren't working properly, I was called out, given a demonstration of the problem - in simplistic terms Excel was emphatic that 1+1=3. Scratching my head I tried a few things (e.g., the long forgotten Recalculate function, and taking into consideration the rows/columns recalculate order), but the problem persisted.
It was then that I noticed that the user had inadvertently saved the spreadsheet in one of the non-proprietary formats on the Save As.. list, rather than XLS* format. Going back to Excel format solved the problem, but this experience made me think that Microsoft are not participating in a level playing field here.
My thought is that they are concentrating on their own formats for testing and paying mere lip service to so-called Open Document formats. It calls into question the methodology MS use to develop applications with: it's almost as if they have an IF file_format='xls' then do_this ELSE do_that in their programs, which for me is a Big Red Flag.
Has anyone else encountered similar anomalies with MS applications?
...than the arguably more important facility for users to be able to connect to resources on their LAN.
And I quote: Microsoft says it'll sort out the issues "in the 2019 timeframe."
I got involved in the building and commissioning of a jewellery store some years ago. I happened to be on site when the display cases arrived. The builders were saying "FFS be careful, don't want any dents in these!" The member of staff showing me around smiled and said he thought there wasn't much chance of that happening as they were designed to withstand an armed robbery.
I used to use the automatic deposit machines in bank branches to deposit cheques.
I got a letter from the bank asking me to check whether deposits I had made on a specific date had appeared as such in my account. They hadn't, so I rang the bank to ask why not. Turns out that the bank had been robbed that day after my visit.
I was told to contact the payees and get them to send me the cheques again. "Are you kidding? It took a lot of effort to get one or two of those customers to write those cheques out the first time, let alone again."
"Surely you are insured against this kind of thing, in any case?"
Apparently not, or that was what I was told.
In the end they compromised by agreeing to write to my customers on my behalf.
After that experience: no more using the automated deposit machines.
(I did succumb once, since then, queuing up one day I was persuaded to use one of their super-duper new machines which printed images of the payments onto the receipt slip which proves the deposit has been made. How could they possibly get that wrong?
Would you believe it but the slip I received showed the deposit had been made at a different branch to the one I was in?! There was a day's delay before that credit appeared on my account - which I complained about).
If one of the tyres wears faster than the others then the whole lot including spare will need to be replaced. If your tyres aren't genuine then you won't be able to start the vehicle and you will invalidate the manufacturer's guarantee.
Insurance companies will have a field day. Log submission will be part of the process for making a claim, and woe-betide you if you exceeded a monitored parameter by even a smidgeon.
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